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Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends to conflate literacy practices with disciplinary knowledge structures, thus obscuring the structures from which these practices emanate. This paper demonstrates how theoretical and analytical tools for conceptualizing disciplinary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Case Studies, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic...
This research focuses on the assessment literacy, that is, the understandings of assessment terminologies and how they relate to each other, in academic staff developers in the UK, collected via questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Academic staff developers have been trained and certified to support new higher education lecturers in learning,teaching, and assessment practices, and provide continuing professional development for more experienced staff. Results showed inconsistent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Beliefs, Vocabulary, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires,...
This paper reports on recent research aimed at assessing how the management of the undergraduate student experience in English higher education is changing in the light of the new tuition fee regime introduced in 2012, as well as other government policies aimed at creating market-type pressures within the higher education sector. A distinction was observed between the research-intensive universities studied--defined here as institutions where research income comprised 20 per cent or more of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Experience, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Tuition, Institutional...
The English higher education (HE) system is deeply stratified, with younger students from more privileged backgrounds comprising the majority of the student population. Over the last 15 years considerable investment has been made to widen participation but attempts to evaluate these initiatives and demonstrate impact have presented a major challenge for the HE sector. This paper explores the development and application of a framework for evaluating and researching university-led interventions....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student...
As a contribution to the history of higher education in English further education colleges, two policy episodes are sketched and compared. Both periods saw attempts to expand courses of higher education outside the universities. In the first, ahead of policies to concentrate non-university higher education in the strongest institutions, efforts were made after 1944 to recognize a hierarchy of colleges, with separate tiers associated with different volumes and types of advanced further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis,...
Higher education in Asia is becoming more prominent according to Western higher education researchers, but it is also being influenced by globalization, resulting in two types of structural inequality in higher education. Organizational justice relates to positive developments of educational organizations. It refers to the sense of fairness and equality on aspects of organization policies and regulations relating to individual interests perceived by organizations' internal members. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture,...
This paper explores the alignment of student and instructor experiences when employing ePortfolio activities in a Canadian higher education context. Successful ePortfolio activities are operationalized as exhibiting alignment of expectations between students and instructors, whereas misalignment of expectations is characteristic of a poorer experience for the learners. Our research has shown that although this is typically the case, there exist instances of misalignment where the students still...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Portfolios (Background...
Internationalization and digitalization--how do these two higher education trends go together? Projects dealing with virtual mobility, collaborative online international learning (COIL), or virtual transnational education (TNE) have shown that the link between the international and the digital is not only a theoretical possibility but already a reality in many higher education institutions. There is a considerable amount of literature about Open and Distance Education and Massive Open Online...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Higher Education, Distance Education, Computer Simulation,...
The article is dedicated to the issue of teaching EFL listening in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The important role of listening skills in a FL learning is presented, and the difficulties of listening are analyzed, including language (vocabulary, grammar) and psychological (low motivation and self-confidence as well as a high level of listening anxiety) factors. The article involves a questionnaire survey with participation of 98 students from 8 universities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and 28...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Listening...
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the quality service in higher education in Marmara and Nigde Omer Halisdemir Universities' department of education students. This study was prepared using a screening model from quantitative research methods. The sample of this research comprised 886 university students attending the higher education institutions mentioned. The Scale of Service Quality in Higher Education Institutions is composed a data collection tool consisting of 28 items and 6...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Delivery Systems, Statistical Analysis,...
Objective: Since the 1990s studies on how stakeholders in higher education perceive quality have burgeoned. Nevertheless, the majority of studies on perception of quality in higher education focus on students and employers. The few studies on academics' perceptions of quality in higher education treat academics as a homogeneous group and, therefore, do not point out crossdisciplinary perspectives in perceptions of quality. This article explores how academics across six disciplines perceive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes,...
Tuning Educational Structures in Europe is perhaps the most important higher education innovation platform nowadays. The main objective of the Tuning Project is to develop a tangible approach to implement the action lines of the Bologna Process; thus, implementation and innovation are closely linked in Tuning. However, during its development, Tuning has evolved into a complex, multilevel policy implementation toolset with a worldwide significance. The purpose of this article is to present the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods,...
This research aims to know the relationship between the variables teachers' pedagogical management and instrumental performance in students from an Artistic Higher Education School. It is a descriptive and correlational research that seeks to find the relationship between both variables. The sample of the study consisted of 30 students of the symphonic band to whom two instruments were applied: a questionnaire for pedagogical management and a checklist for instrumental performance in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Correlation, Musical...
This article expands the discussion on youth activism, arguing for a new materialist conception of youthspaces. Centering this article around the concept of youthspaces, a term that refers to the agency, relationality and resistance engendered in youthspaces, the article urges that a new materialist understanding of youthspaces and youth studies, in particular, opens up new opportunities to observe how minoritized youth are making sense of education policy and practice as well as cultivating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activism, Youth, Minority Groups, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Social...
In this paper, we entangle Latino/a youth activism with ritual culture in U.S. higher education. Specifically, we analyze ethnographically-generated data from Gildersleeve's (2015; 2016) study of Latino graduation ceremonies, emplacing our analyses within new materialist philosophy. We theorize the Latino graduation ceremony as assemblage (DeLanda, 2006) and produce new sensibilities about the significance of Latino/a youth activism in contemporary U.S. higher education. The purposes of this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activism, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, College Graduates,...
Educational equity for undocumented immigrants has become a widely discussed issue in both the political and public realm of Tennessee, in large part as a result of the individual determination and collective resistance of undocumented youth living in the state. This article focuses on the ways in which undocumented immigrant youth in Tennessee confront and challenge educational inequities, particularly that of affordable access to higher education. Specifically, we suggest that the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Activism, Tuition, Equal Education, Youth,...
Integration of technology in foreign language classes has long been a matter of interest for researchers. Yet, studies have often yielded indecisive and conflicting results. Besides, there have been few, if any, studies exploring the relationship between learners' use of metacognitive reading strategies and their performance in reading tests. The aim of this study is thus to investigate not only the impact of online reading tasks on tertiary level EFL students' test scores at a Public...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
Assessment of students is an essential part of instruction in both teaching and learning. With the recognition of alternative assessment methods, classroom assessment has gained attention focusing on learning of students. However, high-stakes testing turns classroom assessment into teachers' high stakes decisions, ignoring the development of learners. In the context of language teaching at tertiary level, school of foreign languages serves as a gatekeeper by deciding on whether new students are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Quality manpower production is not just essential for national development, but very critical to national security and quick economic recovery in most of today's fragile economies of the world. This paper assessed the participation of prospective employers as relevant interest groups in the development of academic programmes in tertiary institutions and the adequacy of the skilled manpower being produced from these programmes in meeting the manpower needs of the economy. Academic Programme...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Development, Labor Force Development, Discussion Groups, Participation, Labor...
The study assessed the impact of a World Bank Assisted Project "STEP-B" on teaching and learning of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STM) in Nigeria. It also described the contribution of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to the improvement of STM through research development, utilization of ICT, human resources and Educational Technology infrastructure in Post Basic Education Institutions (PBEIs) in Nigeria. A sample of 360 participants was used. They were selected...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Education, Technology Education,...
This research examines the development of self-awareness in students as they strive to adapt themselves to their current environment. The significant social factors that immerge include; culture, religion, language; economic status, family integration and work experience. Also considered are the relationships of students with teachers and classmates in a more restricted academic context, a third concern is the theme of autonomy and how students adjust themselves to their field of study....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Social Change, Metacognition, Social Influences, Teacher Student...
Research and teaching are key pillars in higher education. This article examines the factors associated with the current faculty research and teaching agenda at Makerere University (MU) and explores the realities of ongoing capacity building for faculty in research and teaching. This research was guided by the following questions: What motivates faculty to engage in research and teaching? What contextual factors surround research and teaching capacity of faculty? What strategies are used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Capacity Building, Web Sites, Universities, Systems Approach, Teacher Surveys,...
This paper reviews the recent turn toward a capitalist approach to higher education with specific reference to the social, demographic, and legislative changes, including growing academic capitalism, which led to a transformation in Israel's higher education system. In an empirical comparative case study of students from Israel and Russia, this study explores students' assessments of profit and utility of an academic education and its value in the respective local job markets. Findings confirm...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes,...
The aim of this systematic review was to examine research studies which focus on effective student support practices and show evidence of credible assessment. To identify effective student support practices, and also to provide a contemporary picture of effective support practices at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 24 studies which met the inclusion criteria were reviewed and analysed in terms of: (i) aims, (ii) main participants, (iii) methodology used and (iv) the main outcomes emerging....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Journal Articles, Academic...
This paper presents an alternative method for learning space design that is driven by user input. An exploratory study was undertaken at an English university with the aim of redesigning technology-enhanced learning spaces. Two provocative concepts were presented through participatory design workshops during which students and teachers reflected and discussed the values of technology and provided insight into how to effectively embed technology in learning space design. The findings provide a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Participative Decision Making, Design Preferences, Classroom Design, Technology...
This paper evaluates policy initiatives in the Nigerian higher educational system with a view to bringing it in line with good practices. Issues of gender, management/governance, teaching, research and funding were discussed. The study revealed that government's funding is insufficient to maintain institutional performance because of the policy stance of non-payment of tuition fees at undergraduate level. It advocates policy reforms that support cost sharing with students but with appropriate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational...
The debate over whether the current mission-based, peer accreditation system in the U.S. is providing adequate accountability for student learning or whether it should be replaced with a federally managed accreditation system has grown more intense over the last decade. The purpose of this paper is to explain the author's position that accreditation by private agencies is vital to the strength and quality of higher education. Arguments are presented regarding the comparative benefits of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Government, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Institutional...
With the constant evolution of technology, there has been a growing use of electronic devices in postsecondary classrooms, by students and educators, over the last several decades. A recent publication by Becker (2013) highlights potential issues with students utilizing a variety of electronic devices in higher education and the implications for classroom policy on the use of this technology. This paper examines the issue from educators' perspectives and discusses current trends in educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Policy, Electronic Learning, Handheld...
The exponential growth of higher education enrolment in South Africa has resulted in increased diversity of the student body, leading to a proliferation of factors that affect student performance and success. Various initiatives have been adopted by tertiary institutions to mitigate the negative impact these factors may have on student success, and it is suggested that interventions that include aspects of social integration are the most successful. This paper outlines an approach called...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Success, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation, Tutoring, Higher Education,...
Danish PBL-based higher education institutions espouse the qualities of problem-based projects but actual practice shows a somewhat different picture. The predominant use of project catalogues and the formal requirements imposed by accreditation inhibit central intentions behind problem-based project work and there is now a danger of employing the PBL format, i.e. the elements of project elements in a routine-wise fashion rather than as essential enhancers of knowledge construction. In this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Student Projects, Computer Science...
Although learning spaces research is not new, research approaches that target the specific teaching and learning experiences of faculty and students who occupy active learning classrooms (ALCs) is nascent. We report on two novels data collection approaches: Flashbacks and Re-Captures. Both leverage faculty reflective practice and provide windows into the rich and varied teaching and learning activities that active learning spaces afford. Findings suggest that in ALCs, faculty are easily able to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Technological Literacy,...
In recent years, an increasing number of international students have enrolled in engineering programs in U.S. colleges and universities. These students often encounter challenges, and academic advisors play a significant role in international students' academic success. Using a model of intercultural communication competence, we explored attitudes toward and understanding of cultural differences among academic advisors in a college of engineering at a 4-year research university. We also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Advising, Foreign Students, Foreign Student Advisers, Engineering Education,...
Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to receive inequitable funding at state-levels (Gasman, 2010; Minor, 2008). The Higher Education Act of 1965 designates an HBCU as an "institution whose principal mission was and is the education of black Americans, was accredited and was established before 1964" (UNCF, 2013, para. 1). The current funding situation is problematic because HBCUs have successfully educated African Americans, low-income, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Black Colleges, African American Students,...
Evaluating informal learning spaces in higher education institutions needs to respond to the complex conceptual orientation underpinning their intention and design. This article outlines a model of participatory analysis that accounts for the conceptual complexity, lived experience and broad intentions of informal learning space. Further, the article contributes an educational language and orientation to the learning space narrative to inform postoccupancy evaluations and future projects.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, Higher Education, Models, Educational Environment, Student...
Education renders people with certain capabilities that prepare them to contribute to the social and economic development of the nation. Such capabilities turn them into human capital which, according to development economists, raises productivity when increased. Following an exhaustive review of literature on education research, this paper, however, aims at exploring the effectiveness of Bangladesh's present education system in delivering quality education as well as reckoning the prospect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Knowledge Economy, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries,...
Seventy-nine studies in geoscience conceptions appeared in peer-reviewed publications in English from 1982 through July 2009. Summaries of the 79 studies suggest certain recurring themes across subject areas: issues with terms, scale (temporal and spatial), role of prior experience, and incorrect application of everyday knowledge to geoscience phenomena. The majority of studies reviewed were descriptive and employed only one method of data collection and response type. Eleven-fourteen-year-olds...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geology, Earth Science, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Periodicals,...
The aim of the current study was to investigate cyberbullying among Saudi's higher-education students. It also aimed to identify possible factors that may impact cyberbullying. A quantitative approach was implemented using an online survey questionnaire distributed to 287 students. The descriptive results indicated that students mainly avoid cyberbullying. However, about 27% of the students reported that they have committed cyberbullying at least once or twice. Furthermore, 57% of the students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Statistical Analysis,...
Purpose: Educated females play an important role in the social and economic development of a country. The aim of the study was to assess the problems facing females before entering higher education, and then after education when joining professions. Research Methods: Using a higher education survey questionnaire, data were collected from 2188 female respondents including students (n = 2018) and teachers (n = 170) from government colleges and universities spread over four districts of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Females, Social Influences, Cultural Influences,...
Educational technologies such as Google Earth have the potential to increase student learning and participation in geoscience classrooms. However, little has been written about tying the use of such software with effective assessment. To maximize Google Earth's learning potential for students, educators need to craft appropriate, research-based objectives, utilize engaging student-centered learning techniques, and directly assess student learning. Several example activities are included to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Internet, Maps, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science,...
This mixed-methods research aimed to understand the practices and perceptions of teachers regarding written feedback. For this purpose, a survey was administered to 150 teachers forming a non-probability sample, who were working in various universities in Karachi. The disciplines chosen for the study included nursing, applied linguistics, medicine and education departments in institutes of higher education situated in Karachi. Before sampling, initial screening was done to obtain a list of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices,...
This descriptive survey research employed ex-post facto design to examine teaching practice in Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria. Interview and questionnaire were used to generate data from 280 respondents. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the investigation. Data collected were analyzed via the use of mean, standard deviation and percent to answer the research questions and t-test to test the hypotheses, the level of significant was set at 0.05. Findings revealed that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Interviews, Questionnaires,...
Professional school counselors (PSCs; N = 486) rated their level of perceived preparedness acquired in their school counselor preparation program with respect to knowledge, skills, and self-awareness of five human sexuality domains (behavior, health, morality, identity, violence) across grade level (elementary vs. secondary) and three human sexuality training groups (single course in human sexuality, human sexuality infused throughout curriculum, or no human sexuality training). Results...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Knowledge Level, Skills,...
The paper considers a problem of financial resource allocation in a higher education institution. The basic financial management instruments and the multi-stage cost minimization model created are described involving financial instruments to constraints. Both societal and institutional factors that determine the costs of educating students are examined and involved into the model, too. A financial flow planning model of an education institution (e.g., university) has been created, using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Resource Allocation, Higher Education, Planning, Paying for College, Credit...
This paper examines the higher education system in Brazil and one of the financial aid policies that the government has established. It seeks to find whether the Fundo de Financiamento ao Estudante do Ensino Superior (FIES), Financing of Higher Education Student, a financial aid program established by the Brazilian government in 1999, addresses the issue of equal access to higher education. The financial aid system was created to assist undergraduate students of low socioeconomic background to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Educational Policy,...
Learning strategies are crucial to student learning in higher education. In this paper, there are comparisons of student engagement, feedback mechanism and workload arrangements at some typical universities in Australia and China, which are followed by practical suggestions for active learning. First, an inclusive class would allow learners from different backgrounds to become more engaged in classroom activities. Second, universities should improve feedback mechanisms, making them more timely...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Foreign...
Learning geography online is becoming an option for more students but not without controversy. Issues of faculty resources, logistics, professional recognition, and pedagogical concerns are cited as barriers to teaching online. Offering introductory physical geography online presents special challenges. As a general education course, an introductory physical geography course has a diverse population of students with disparate educational needs and goals that impacts its ability to be delivered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Barriers, Geography Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology...
The Association of American Geographers' Center for Global Geography Education aims to internationalize geography in higher education by providing materials and activities to support international learning collaborations. From 2007-2011, geographers in different countries collaboratively developed online learning materials and trialed these materials in their courses. This research examines the student learning outcomes for international trials in seven countries in order to develop effective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, International Education, International Cooperation, Material...
This article provides an overview of the research on targeted violence, including campus violence, and the implications for policy and practice at institutions of higher education. Unique challenges of threat assessment in the community college setting are explored, and an overview of an effective threat assessment policy and team at William Rainey Harper College is provided as an example.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Violence, College Environment, Higher Education, School Policy, Educational...
Results from a series of surveys describe dimensions of middle and high school science teachers' preparation for and practices around climate science instruction in the classroom. Descriptions are drawn from 877 respondents to four surveys of US middle and high school science teachers from 2009-2011. Most respondents had engaged in self-directed learning or short duration workshops to prepare for climate instruction while a third had received professional development in sustained undergraduate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Climate, Science Instruction, Middle School Teachers, High Schools, Secondary School...
This paper presents an instructional strategy for engaging students with the critical exploration of values in introductory geoscience courses. It is argued that the consideration of values (i.e., abstract expressions of desirable qualities such as cooperation, security, curiosity, and honesty) is an integral part of scientific practice and therefore appropriate for a science course. Allowing students to critically reflect on their values has also been shown to increase student engagement and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Earth Science, Introductory Courses, Critical Thinking, Portfolio Assessment, Student...
New public management and knowledge economy have become watchwords in the governance of higher education. The university's role has rapidly changed toward regional development. The aim of this article is critically to highlight the basic rationale of this reorganization and to examine what this can mean in a Swedish context. This rationale is described as the system of various forms of collaboration between industry, commerce, the universities and research institutes, and the political system....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy, Geographic Regions, Universities, College Role,...
Social factors are considered which affect the mental well-being of high school teachers. The impact of such factors as the organization of scientific and research activity, working conditions, career and professional growth opportunities, the wage system, and the organization of a workplace are analyzed. The survey was conducted among the professors and teachers of leading Russian universities (N = 295). The study used an adapted questionnaire of subjective assessment concerning the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Influences, Well Being, Secondary School Teachers, Higher Education, Foreign...
This article proved the urgency of the problem of development of professional thinking of students studying design in modern conditions of higher education. The authors substantiate for the need of an innovative Blaise-method development of professional design thinking of students in higher education. "Blaise-method" named by us in accordance with the English translation of "blaze", which means flash, bright light. It aims to organize the efficient and harmonious functioning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Design, Professional Development, Instructional Innovation,...
Subject: The domestic system of a professional training for tourist-recreational activity and resort business is considered in the article. The topic of the research can be considered actual due to the growing interest of the subjects of the tourist market to the development of the country's activities, the success of which depends on the availability of qualified personnel. Goals: Analysis of the system of higher education in the training of personnel for the tourism industry in Russia and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations, Professional Development,...
The paper presents a review of the study and practice pertaining to the effectiveness of performance-related pay with a particular emphasis on higher educational organizations. The overall research question guiding the review was to establish the extent to which performance pay-based practices have been successful undergoing great changes in management practice, and in particular, whether the implementation of new performance-related pay schemes is likely to be effective in higher educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Merit Pay, Literature Reviews, Content Analysis, Scientific...
General education students taking freshman-level physical geography and geomorphology classes at Arizona State University completed an online laboratory whose main tool was Google Earth. Early in the semester, oblique and planimetric views introduced students to a few volcanic, tectonic, glacial, karst, and coastal landforms. Semi-quantitative analysis of student performance compared across prior experience using Google Earth, self-reported learning styles, and math backgrounds revealed no...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography, Photography, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
The article is written within the framework of a broader study investigating school and university representation in the Soviet/Russian and foreign audiovisual media texts. The research outlines that in Soviet cinema the image of the female teacher was transformed in the following sequence: a heroine-revolutionary; a heroine of hard work; an intellectual; an educator-innovator; a victim; a bureaucrat-administrator. In the Soviet audio-visual texts of the 1930s-1940s, the heroic image of a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction,...
A university commitment to the liberal arts can take many forms, but more often than not it attempts to ensure that all students, regardless of direction or professed major, become educated in some form about the defining events of Western Civilization. There are many specialized History and Global Studies courses that educate students about countless aspects of the human experience, past and present. In the broader survey-style Western Civilization (Civ) courses that attempt to cover the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Western Civilization, History Instruction, Conflict,...
The teaching ability is the key factor to decide the quality of teaching. How to train and improve the teaching ability of teachers has become a widespread concern of experts and scholars in the field of education and linguistics. The research investigates the status of students' practical teaching ability in the higher vocational college, explores the problems and ways to improve the teaching skills of English normal students and try to provide a scientific basis and theoretical guidance for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Teaching Skills, English...
Gamification is the use of game design elements in non-game contexts and it is gaining momentum in a wide range of areas including education. Despite increasing academic research exploring the use of gamification in education little is known about teachers' main drivers and barriers to using gamification in their courses. Using a phenomenology approach, 16 online structured interviews were conducted in order to explore the main drivers that encourage teachers serving in Higher Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Barriers, Phenomenology, Structured Interviews, Educational Games, Educational...
This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in tertiary education, the increasing pressures on people to continue their education in later life, and the impact of social movements on this expansion....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Community Education, Cultural Influences, Economic...
Botswana through its two educational reform philosophies of 1977 and 1994 envisioned a developing education system that is on par with international standards. According to Tabulawa (2009), the education system was developed to produce critical thinkers, problem solvers, and innovative learners. The system was designed to provide opportunities for all students by providing access to all, improve the standards of education, emancipate Batswana from illiteracy, and develop their capabilities to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Dropouts, Academic Failure, Educational...
Within higher education, a need exists for learning designs that facilitate education and support students in sharing, examining, and refining their critical identities as learners and professionals. In the past, technology-mediated identity work has focused on individual tool use or a learning setting. However, we as professional learning designers sought to explore designs that support critical identity processes across various learning contexts, media, and tools. We have identified the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Criticism, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Self Concept,...
The gap between numbers of job seeker and employment opportunity had triggered HEIs in developing the best curriculum in equipping their graduates with relevant skills to face the competitive and challenging world of employment. Graduate Tracer Studies are essential as a way of understanding the relevance and quality of programs offered by the universities as well as the labor market. The study aims are: (1). to analyze the employment opportunity which can be filled by the SKPM Department...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Development, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities,...
We investigated connections between the natural and the cultural history of the Flathead Indian Reservation through the integration of geoscience, traditional tribal knowledge, and oral narratives for the purpose of improving Earth Science education in the tribal community. The project served as an avenue for the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into science curricula by providing parallel perspectives for the same landscapes while considering compatibilities between Western science and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reservation American Indians, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Earth...
Blended learning, which combines online and face-to-face pedagogy, is a fast-growing mode of instruction as universities strive for equitable and alternative pathways to course enrollment, retention, and educational attainment. However, challenges to successfully implementing blended instruction are that "social presence," or students' ability to project their personal characteristics into the learning space, is reduced with potential negative effects on student engagement,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Higher Education, Robotics, Computer Mediated Communication,...
Although MOOCs are a much-discussed topic in higher education, conversations about MOOCs do not often include details regarding the nuanced nature of these courses. What do people mean when they use the term MOOC? In the current work, we delve into the variations of MOOCs, and we put a typology we previously created into practice. Our goal with this work is not only to provide an extended categorization for MOOCs but also to apply those categories to MOOCs that are currently advertised or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
The goal of this research was to discover and compare themes of the top blended learning (BL) articles from seven different regions of the world. Top cited articles in BL from these regions show strong similarities in research processes, practice, terminology, and focus. Small differences are apparent among the regions and top articles in general, but similar patterns demonstrate that themes might promote collaboration and exchange between regions and that the most cited articles from around...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign...
Emotional labour is a state that exists when there is a discrepancy between the emotional demeanour that an individual displays and the genuinely felt emotions that would be inappropriate to display (Mann 1999b).The study examined levels of emotional labour in university lecturers and compared these data to other occupations. Employing a mixed methods design, a sample of 61 university lecturers participated in the study. Emotional labour was measured using Mann's Emotional Requirements...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, College Faculty, Emotional Adjustment, Affective Behavior,...
Arabic has a special characters and positions compare to Bahasa Indonesia as the mother tongue of students. These conditions are prospect to create joyful learning and teaching. Therefore, through the teaching and learning it is the opportunity to accelerate the process of understanding source language. This research was conducted in higher education of north Sulawesi in Manado. Non-participant observation and in-depth interview were conducted to collect data. Four months of research was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Islam, Religious Education, Higher Education,...
Geographic Information System (GIS) continue to play very important role in improving spatial thinking skills of graduates from higher educational institutions. However, teaching and learning of GIS at the technical university level in Ghana remains very limited due to some implementation challenges. This paper reviews the implementation of GIS in higher education in Ghana and also highlights the major implementation challenges of teaching and learning of GIS at the technical universities in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology...
The paper is a study about the MOOC experience at the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED), where we have collected initial and final information about learners' profiles and opinions, as well as enrolment, completion and certification rates. It is a survey-based study covering 17 MOOCs offered in UNED's own platform, and collects information from a sample of more than 24000 learners (initial survey) and 2003 learners (final survey). The paper first presents an overview of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses...
The potential and use of mobile devices in higher education has been a key issue for educational research and practice since the widespread adoption of these devices. Due to the evolving nature and affordances of mobile technologies, it is an area that requires ongoing investigation. This study aims to identify emerging trends in mobile learning research in higher education in order to provide insights for researchers and educators around research topics and issues for further exploration. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld...
Barriers to technology adoption in teaching and learning are well documented, with a corresponding body of research focused on how these can be addressed. As a way to combine a variety of these adoption strategies, the University of Sheffield developed a Technology Enhanced Learning Festival, TELFest. This annual, week-long event, emphasises the role technology can play through an engaging learning experience which combines expert-led practical workshops, sharing of practice, discussions and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Workshops, Teaching Methods,...
Recently, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been offering a new online approach in the field of distance learning and online education. A typical MOOC course consists of video lectures, reading material and easily accessible tests for students. For a computer programming course, it is important to provide interactive, dynamic, online coding exercises and more complex programming assignments for learners. It is expedient for the students to receive prompt feedback on their coding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology,...